Asian Pacific Development Center


As of 1998, the center had a staff of 73 assisting approximately 2,500 clients in the Denver metropolitan area. Counselors communicate with clients in 21 languages, while interpreters expand that reach to 35 languages.The interpreters are also available to translate on behalf of clients in courts, hospitals, and businesses.
Japanese-American professor Sumiko Hennessy served as executive director of the center from 1984 to 2000.
After a series of moves, the center entered its current home at 1537 Alton St. in Aurora in 2013.
In 1998 the center received the Community Health Leadership Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the $100,000 cash prize was used to fund relocation to a larger facility.